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Argentina: New Law on International Commercial Arbitration

On July 26, 2018 Law No. 27,449 on International Commercial Arbitration (“LACI” for its Spanish acronym), was published in the Official Gazette. Said law...

Brazilian Superior Court of Justice Reaffirms the Principle of Competence-Competence

On May 9, 2018, Justice Nancy Andrighi of the Superior Court of Justice - STJ, the highest Brazilian court for non-constitutional matters, issued an...

Comparative Chart of International Investment Arbitration Rules

Investment treaty arbitrations may be brought under the rules of many different arbitration institutions.  As can be expected, each institution has its unique rules...

The Prague Rules – Inquisitorial Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration

"Creeping Americanization of international arbitration: is it the right time to develop inquisitorial rules of evidence?" A session of the fourth Russian Arbitration Association...

LCIA publishes its facts and figures: The 2017 Casework Report

The London Court of International Arbitration (the "LCIA") has recently published its Casework Report for 2017 which contains statistics on its performance last year....

Minimising your M&A risk: top ten tips from transactional and disputes specialists

In many M&A transactions litigators become involved only after a dispute has arisen. However, a litigator’s experience in handling post-M&A disputes can give them...

Mexico: Arbitrators not to be subject to amparo actions

Reforms to the Amparo Law that took place during 2013 made it possible to bring a constitutional challenge against private entities or individuals that...

City of São Paulo regulates Dispute Board in administrative agreements

The city of São Paulo enacted on February 23, 2018 Law 16.873, which regulates the use of dispute boards in its contracts, to foster...

State of Rio de Janeiro regulates arbitrations with state entities

The State of Rio de Janeiro has issued Decree no.. 46,245/2018, regulating arbitrations involving state entities, especially for concession and construction agreements. For other...

Summary of Arbitral Rules

This table can provide a general overview only. The rules listed may not be applicable in all circumstances. Where rules distinguish between domestic and...